Christopher Farstad (b. 1986, Minneapolis, MN) is an American musician, performer, and sound artist. He has released music both with the band Food Pyramid, as well as solo under both Galaxy Express 555 and 555.
His work often incorporates traditional instruments, improvisational techniques, and non-idiomatic synthesizer experimentation, as well as avant-garde contortions of field recordings, samples, and MIDI.
He is also a Carnatic music enthusiast, curating a series of idiosyncratic and distinctive mixes under the Bio-Vita Records imprint. A limited run of cassette copies are currently available through Mississippi Records in Portland, OR and 2 Bridges in NYC.